Madison Magazine

Article Title

Winter 2007 Issue



James Madison University

Publication Date


Table of Contents

A Public Life

Melanie Anderson Blunt ('94) balances family and motherhood with state functions, meeting with dignitaries, participating in charitable events, and appearing on TV and radio. Two years into her term as Missouri's first lady -- and as the youngest first lady in the nation -- ”see how Blunt balances her public and private rolls. Page 26

A Philosophy of Fitness

Kinesiology professor Judith A. Flohr has leaned on her philosophy of fitness to establish and lead the Morrison‐Bruce Center for the Promotion of Physical Activity for Girls and Women. The new center honors Flohr's mentors, Lee Morrison and Patricia Bruce, and encourages physical activity for girls and women of all ages and abilities. Page 32

The Honor Roll of Donors 2005‐2006

Donors know how to Be the Change for JMU. The special section acknowledges the vital financial support private donors contribute to Madison. JMU friends listed include 11,469 alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and organizations that show a commitment to Be the Change in the lives of Madison students. Page 50

Full Frame Page 1


Your Letters Page 4

Contributors Page 6


President Linwood H. Rose says at Madison, making a difference isn't different— it is the norm. Page 7


Groundbreaking for new library, ROTC family tradition continues, Title IX update and responses, School of Music to offer D.M.A., Kennedy Center concert series, students take rwo of three 2006 Virginia AHEAD scholarships, and JMU's green roof project Page 8

Purple Carpet

JMU friends have hosted impressive regional affairs to support Madison's endeavor to reach a fundraising goal of $50 million by 2008. Page 11

By the Numbers

What's One in Four? What's No. 2? How about 7, 10, 25,208, 1,453 and 2010? Page 13


Be the Change, Madison Art Collection, Shenandoah Valley Regional Studies seminars, Blues Valley with "Professah Blues" and Southmain Page 15

Madison Scholar

Professor Grace Wyngaard's research lands in the pages of the journal Evolution Page 16

Special Report

Alumni engagement will renew Madison Page 17

Madison Century

A look at Madison's social regulations and traditions Page 18

Dukes Turf

Field hockey takes CAA championship Page 19

Bright Lights

Reigning Tae Kwon Do world champion Nikki Jenkins ('07), environmentalist Gordon Leisch ('56) and geology professor Cullen Sherwood Page 20

Be the Change

Expanding the sphere of social engagement. A conversation with professor Anne Stewart and Kai Degner ('03, '05M) Page 24

Real Life

The kinesiology professor discusses the benefits of physical activity Page 40

Up Close

Sports management major Anna Applegate ('09) travels to Europe to work with Oakland Raider Michael Quarshie Page 41

Professors You Love

Professor emerita of education Pat Bruce was "never too busy" Page 42

Mixed Media

James Madison Center Director Phil Bigler ('74, '76M) reviews James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights, Pivotal Moments in American History, other books by ]MU professors and alumni. Page 43


This senior finds her heroes, and herself, helping youth at the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation Page 45


The director of the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence talks about "Nonviolence in a Violent World" Page 47


Class of 2010 legacies and minority students embark on the Madison Experience, 2006 Alumni Association Award winners, chapter news Page 68

Making Madison a Family Tradition

Alex Jarvis ('08) follows 13 family members to JMU Page 73

Be the Change

Andy Bacon ('00) climbs Mount Rainier to raise research dollars Page 74

Back in the 'Burg

Alumni and professors help stage Harrisonburg's Court Days Festival Page 78

Class Notes

News from alumni, scholarship thanks, JMUWorks—SNL Financial, Annie Lou Bayly ('98), Cmdr. Joe Clem ('89), Sandy Pagnotti ('85), Diane Robinson ('85) and Maj. Patrick Creed ('93) Page 80

A Public Life

The youngest first lady in the country, Melanie Anderson Blunt ('94), balances family, service and politics. Page 26

Bright Lights

Did environmentalist Gordon Leich ('56) begin his love of water as Madison's only male "Porpoise?" Page 80

Legacy Alex Jarvis

This Duke follows 13 Madison women to JMU. Page 73

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Full Issue








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